96. Rare U.S. Model 1911 Semi-Automatic Pistol by Remington Umc

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un-serialized 45 ACP, 5" barrel with a bright about excellent bore showing some extremely light frosting nearer the throat, stamped only with a capital letter "P" atop the barrel in the area of the hood. The metal surfaces on this very rare un-serialized example retain about 90-92% original blue finish, flaking on the frontstrap, a bit atop the slide, and with sparsely scattered light handling marks, tiny scratches and fading here and there. The left side of the frame shows the appropriate Remington UMC "United States Property" marking and the root of the triggerguard has an "(eaglehead)/I38" inspector stamping, however there is no final acceptance mark from Edmund E Chapman on the left of frame, nor any evidence of any serial number application, these of course being applied after bluing on these arms, this likely signifying a rejected arm (the frame thickness was precisely measured and compared with 12 other subject pistols, indicating no serial number was ever applied). The checkered walnut grips rate very good showing only light compression of the points on the left side and a bit of wear on the right side. Included is an unmarked two-tone magazine which rates very good showing some light oxidation on its left side. Occasionally other examples of the Remington UMC pistol without serial number will pop up, making this a very interesting and rare variation for the 1911 collector, this pistol in very fine plus condition overall. (38164-1) {C&R} (4000/6000) SOLD FOR $3,737.50

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